Between the Lines Reviews

August 14, 2020
It'll make you miss the storied Phoenix that much more...
July 21, 2020
Imagine if you dropped the cast of Return of the Secaucus Seven into a workplace drama, and you have a good sense of the feel of this small but worthy movie.
October 22, 2019
Joan Micklin Silver, who also directed Hester Street, has fashioned a film so close to home that it will be hard for any journalist to be disassociated from it.
July 30, 2019
Part journalism drama, part sex comedy, Between the Lines is an overlooked gem that chronicles the Boomer slide from counterculture to complacency.
June 22, 2019
As alternative newsweeklies continue to disappear at an alarming rate, soon to become as extinct as dinosaurs, Between the Lines takes on an even greater nostalgic vibe than ever before.
June 13, 2019
Boston audiences will be treated to location shots of Harvard Square in its pre-globalization heyday while cinephiles will delight in early performances of stars like Jeff Goldblum before they were known...
May 15, 2019
This deceptively breezy comedy has a wistful, end-of-an-era vibe that time has only sweetened.
April 5, 2019
There's still sweet tang, a rising waft of authenticity. The fictional Main Line is losing its counterculture cred-the 1960s had been over for a while-but life, and loving, goes on. Like Jeff Goldblum.
March 21, 2019
Between the Lines is barely about a newspaper at all, more about a bunch of youngish people whose energies are running out, as American counterculture itself had run their course, with the '80s and its hard-nosed principles about to kick in.
March 2, 2019
Films about intrepid reporters are myriad ... but did anyone ever write a screenplay about Wayne Barrett and Robert Christgau's pioneering years at The Village Voice?
February 23, 2019
For most of its talky running time, Between the Lines is a hangout film in which too few of the characters are good company.
February 7, 2018
... a film that connects very directly with a vital and apparently spontaneous style, close to films like Next Stop, Greenwich Village, by Paul Mazursky, or even Easy Rider... [Full review in Spanish]
February 18, 2007
May 1, 2006
The film serves more as a showcase for its talented performers (John Heard, Jeff Goldblum, Lindsay Crouse) than as critical view of the underground press or a compelling study of disenchantment among 1960s radicals.
December 20, 2004
Enjoyable film.